Full text of "Panther"
Rosemont Junior High School
As we finish our first year in our completed building, I take this
opportunity to congratulate each student for his or her part in this
successful year. May happiness and prosperity follow each of you in
James E. Vass
Another year and another milestone
has gone by at Rosemont Junior High
It has been indeed a great pleasure to
be a part of the administrative team
which has been working for your en-
richment and enjoyment. I consider it
my job to assist you with any problems
— my door is always open. Keep up the
Charles H. Williams
Theodore L. Coleman, Jr,
Assistant to the Principal
Physical Education Department
Connie Ray Yeatts
Social Studies Department
If you wish to see the busiest place in Rosemont Junior High
School, then visit the school office anytime. You'll notice the
phone in constant use, a line of student "visitors" to see Mr.
Williams, parents and business representatives waiting. The
student population therein changes rapidly, each person coming
and going with his or her individual business.
It takes patience, perseverance and steady nerves, but our staff
gets the job done efficiently every day.
Custodians: Matthew Paige and Joseph Long
Taste as good as they smell ! !
Spring of 1972
Model Democratic Convention
On April 17, 1972, the eighth grade classes of Mr. Baise
held a model Democratic Convention in the auditorium. It
looked very much like an actual convention. The party
platform was read, ammended by floor discussion, and then
approved by voice vote. Next came the nominating
speeches, each one followed by noisy demonstration in sup-
port of the candidate. Balloting began during the fifth bell.
Governor Wallace took an early lead, but at the end of
balloting no candidate had sufficient majority. As sixth
bell closed, the Muskie camp conceded in the interests of
party unity, and the nomination went to Senator Mc-
Brian Mangum Convention Chairman
Kathy Rickert Convention Vice-Chairperson
Ben Goggin Campaign Manager for Humphrey
Scott Sagester Campaign Manager for McGovern
Ronnie Hughes Campaign Manager for Muskie
Stephen Rosenfeld Campaign Manager for Wallace
Mr. Baise reviews convention procedure before the opening.
Muskie concedes! That means McGovern is nominated !.
Seventh bell — all quiet now.
Spring of 1972
Seventh Grade Chorus
On May 25, 1972, the Rosemont
Junior High School Chorus pre-
sented the annual spring concert.
The chorus performed a variety of
musical pieces, including anthems,
spirituals and popular songs. Piano
accompianists were Mr. Marshall
Ellis, guest Albert Vann and
Student Charles Van Horn. Martha
Rhyme was the guitarist and Mitch
Frazier accompanied on the drums.
Mrs. Linyear was very proud of
her chorus and received a standing
ovation from the parents. Mrs.
Waldin, the Music Department
Head, said the performance was
better than some Senior High
Health Projects for 1972
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Alex A cost a
De bbie Ba llheim
C athy Belvin
MichaeLBen n et t
Jonnie Mae Bouser
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Esther Bu echner
J. J. Derricott
One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it. — Persian Proverb
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The is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of <
Robert Louis Stevenson
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A man cannot utter two or three sentences without disclosing to intelligent ears precisely where he
stands in life — Emerson
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Lettie Norri s
Steve Owen s
Herm an Pag e
Yves Po llart
C linton Qu inn
Hnrniniflc T\ pal [e
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There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, and all things in succession. That which
grows slowly endures. — J. G. Holland
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T immy Shepherd
Joh n Shook
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Linda 1 yson
Mar shall Umst oL.
Windell Baynard Barbara Bibbins
Judy Billips Renee Blackwell
Celeste Bracey Sharon Bramblett Aaronetta Branch
Valerie Bratton Vickie Brezina
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices —
Edward R. Murrow
La nce Burchfield
Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out
and parades up and down the words — Edwin H. Stuart
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K eith F ischer
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Stephen Goldsbg xr
Be yourself, there is no one better suited for the job — R. Digest
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Peace Lapaix ■ Upaz
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Cheryl Owe ns
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Craig Thomas Georgia Thompson Nancy Todd Ricky Turner
Pat Thomas Karen Thompson Donna Truce David Tyson
Carolyn Thompson Virginia Thumm Carolyn Tucker Laura Vanderploeg
D ottie Ven cill William Waddill
Vickie Vineyard Benjamin Walker
Joey Vlk Mary Walsh
La Verne Whitley
Dee Ann Williams
Never give a man up until he has failed at something he likes — Lewis E. Lawes
Joseph Adair Stephanie Adler Loriann Allen Susan Alphin Barbara Anthony Shirley Anthony-
V icki Beslow
Roge r B p « jts
Angela Brink! ey
Anita Brit t
Jonathan Rron dv
E d w ard Capp s
Kevin A. Carter
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Lisa De Lumpa
Big shots are only little shots who kept shooting — Christopher Morley
S herrie_£ riffio
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable
him to put the other somewhat higher — Thomas Huxley
Pat Mc Cabe
Valerie Mc Clain
Randal Mc Coy
Ramion Mc Donald
Mary Mc Intosh
Robert McKe e
Lillian Morris Stanley Moye Pamela Murphy
Denise Myers Carol Nanry Cheryl Neal
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Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress wbat is evil; our great hope lies in de-
veloping what is good. — Calvin Coolidge
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Ninth Grade SCA
Heated, left to right: Barbara Wright, Parliamentarian; Audrey
lohnson. Vice-president; Beni Partin, President; Phyllis Al-
ston, Recording Secretary; Susan Howse, Treasurer; Jan
■ tloody, Corres. Secretary. Standing: Mr. Ellis, Sponsor; Tommy
\rmengol, Sgt at Arms.
Front, left to right: Cheryl Taylor, Ronnie Barber, Kirsten
Johnson, Cauladia Falkner. Rear: Cheryl Knight, Gail Foster,
Kathy Rickert, Brian Mangum, Peggy Brown, Lisa Sutphin,
Suzanne Dalby, Ben Coggin, Christy Miloni, Mark Simpson.
Seventh Grade SCA
Eighth Grade SCA
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Front, left to right: Napoleon Graves, Ricky Luhring, Carolyn
Gardner, Sheila Daughety. Second row: Gwen Morris, Denise
Mack, Lawada Poarch, Debra Person, Eva Castillo, Laura For-
sythe. Back row: Alveria McClinton, Pam James, Cheryl
Front, left to right: Leslie Leverette, Robert Krause, Curtis
Whitley, Edward Capps. Middle row: Tracy Dunn, Linda
Moody, Robert Tamplet, Brenda Williams, Lisa DeLumpa,
Andrea Perlin, Karen Rubin. Rear: Maria Jackson, May Wood,
Angela Lee, Letrell Washington, Michelle Pope, Vanessa
Capehart, Isabel Pilon, Kim Price.
Seated, left to right: Gale Hovey, Jan Chovitz, Kathy Flagg, Janet Moody,
Susan Streetman. Second row: Bonnie Fine, Laura Vanderploeg, Mona
Hansley, Julia Fulghum, Rickv Luhring, Renissa Jones, Fred Chapman.
Back Row: Howard Gofus, Managing Editor; Michael Stancil, Barry Liv-
ingston, Geryl Liles, Craig Stein, Yves Pollart, Anne Luhring.
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First row: Daisy Williams, Brenda Williams. Second row: Karen
Prizzi, Cynthia Blizzard, Juane Jordan, Gary Johnson, Jan Dunning.
Third row: Terri Sullivan, Kelly Royall, JoAnn Hudgins, Tom Whi-
taker, William Batts, Given Pritchard, Henrietta Lambert.
*Jj First row, left to right: John Davis, John Arnold.
Second row: Bobby Burroughs, Kevin Kane,
Sharon Taylor, Julia Fulghum. Third row: Linda
Williams, John Shook, Sandy Eaves, Terry House.
Nourishment on the Run
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Physical Education Activities
Ping Pong Tournament
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Vtn VrrBCie Runner-up: Ken Saunders
Ninth Grade Winner
Ninth Grade Winner
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8th Grade »»"- l, "-'» l » i «« i "'
tunner-up: Aubrey Johnson
Winner: Geryl Liles
e Runner-up: Phyllis Alston
7-1 r^ J Winner: Mark Gage
7th Grade r,
tunner-up: Ricky Stith
Winner: City Champ Elizabeth
Runner-up: Audrey Johnson
Activity in this years ping pong tournament was loud and
fast. From a whole gymnasium filled with flying white
spheres, the competition quickly narrowed down to the final-
ists. Those pictured are the winners and runners-up for each
grade level. Congratulations to the champions. Elizabeth
Burrus, the eighth grade champion, went on to win the city-
wide competition for eighth graders.
Winner: Kim Gregory
e Runner-up: Nancy Burke
Volley Ball Champions
Ninth Grade Boys
James Gray spikes the ball for his team enroute to the ninth Front row, left to right: Glenn Colona, Charles Fisher, Bernard
grade championship. Davenport, Herbert Ferguson. Second row: Anthony White,
James Gray, Howard Giddings, Charles Adler.
Eighth Grade Boys """* gsp';::;
Front row, left to right: George Hawkins, Phillip Johnson,
Garry Maye. Second row: Aubrey Johnson, Darrek Burton,
Darrek Burton awaits set-up from Robert Jackson during the
eighth grade championship game.
Ninth Grade Girls
Eighth Grade Girls
Seventh Grade Girls
Front, left to right: Phyllis Alston, Kir-
sten Johnson. Rear: Angela Grimes,
Kitty Morrison, Debbie Ballheim. Miss-
ing: Geryl Liles.
Front, left to right: Gail Hovey, Susan
Jarrett, Sherrie Brown, Rear: Eliza-
beth Burrus, Gwen Morris, Belinda
Front, left to right: Michele Pope,
Regina Lightfoot, Rae Wiggins. Rear:
May Wood, Eartha Walden, Rachel
Mitchell. Missing: Nancy Burke.
Michele Pope returns the ball as her
team mates back her up.
May Wood sets up for a spike by Nancy Burke.
Girls Tumbling Champions
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First place: Sue James — center. Second place: Sue James performs during ninth grade
Debbie Ballheim — right. Third place: Geryl competition.
Liles — left.
First place: Cheryl Brown — center. Second
place: Susan Ridgwell — left. Third place:
Pamela Simpson — right.
Cheryl Brown completes a "snap-up".
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Rosemont Hosts 1972
On February 20 through February 22 the City-wide Intramu-
ral Tournament for boys was held at Rosemont. The contestants
represented Rosemont, Northside, Campostella, Ruffner and
Willard Junior High Schools. Rosemont participated in all
events and classes. In basketball, the eighth grade team became
champions, the seventh grade team finished second and the
ninth graders finished third in their division.
In wrestling, three Rosemonters reached the finals. Pat Walsh
became champion in the 161-175 lb. weight class and Ronnie
Friedman won the 86-100 lb class. In tumbling, Malcolm
Moorman won for the seventh grade.
Big Jimmy Gray stresses strong desire as Rosemont takes
third in the ninth grade competition.
Billy Machen tries to complete a three point play.
James Hofler tries hard to keep the Panthers on top, as
Ronnie Lassiter heads for the rebound.
Mark Gage goes high for two in the seventh grade finals.
1973 City-wide Intramural Tournament
Pat Walsh enroute to the city-wide championship in his weight
Ronnie Friedman demonstrated his championship form as
he wins his final match.
Mat Byrum drives opponent to the mat.
Jeff Guillot braces himself for the referees signal.
Girls Tumbling Team
Front row: Susan Ridgwell, Janice Dunning. Kathy Flagg. Marian Canoles,
Pam Simpson, Deanna Long, Karen Wilson. Second row: Susan Jarrett.
Janet Moody, Karen Reighard, Ruby Edler, Karen Butts, Sherrie Brown,
Julie Grimes, Susan Fadness, Cynthia Riddick. Third row: Geryl Liles,
Renissa Jones, Eartha Walden, Debbie Ballheim.
Jerome Lamb Centenial Griffin
City-wide punt, pass City-wide punt, pass
and kick champion. and kick champion,
ninth grade division. eighth grade division
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What Happens in a Panther Court
Prosecutor questions defendant John Jones (Opfar).
The judge has called the two attorneys to the front for
warning: "Conduct should be dignified."
On December 7, 1972, Mr. Chambliss' second bell Social
Studies class acted out a court trial concerning the arrest of two
boys, in: "What Should You Do When a Policeman Makes a Mis-
The two boys were accused of running a red light, and
W subsequently for resisting arrest. The boys felt they were in-
nocent, and so they gave the officer a hard time by calling
At the trial one of the defendants was found guilty of running
the red light and of resisting arrest. He got a $50.00 fine. The
other defendant was convicted only of running the red light. All
participants performed well.
Judge Deanna Long
Officer Sellers Steve Perlman
Defendant John Opfar
Prosecutor Cheryl Brown
Defense Attorney Lawada Poarch
— Lawada Poarch
Defense attorney is questioning her client to prove his innocence.
Prosecutor attempts to make the defendant testify against him-
self. Defense attorney is objecting.
The defense attorney sums up for the defense. Jury in the
The 1973 Hall of Fame
Most Likely to Succeed
Mitch Frazier and Phyllis Alston
Buddy Umstot and Sissy White
Ronnie Friedman and LaVern Williams
Ronnie Lassiter and Geryl Liles
Pat Walsh and Geryl Liles
Johnny Jones and Susan Broome
You can always tell when the future homemakers of
America are practicing their cooking skills just by walking
in the hall. Rosemont's excellent new facilities permit prac-
tice in all the homemaking arts.
Rosemont Panther Performing Band
Rosemont String Section
1972 Christmas Coral Concert
The Christinas Concert was held on December 20, 1972.
The director was Mrs. Elaine Linyear. It featured the Sev-
enth Grade Chorus, the Girl's Ensemble, and the Concert
The Seventh Grade Chorus sang Christmas Roundelay, O
Bambino, and Thirty Little Angels.
The Girls Ensemble sang Star, Star, Radiant Star; Little
Drummer Boy, and Westminster Coral.
The Concert Chorus sang Joy to the World, Silent Night
with violinist Linley Patterson, Pat-a-Pan, Adoramus Te, Do
You Hear What I Hear? with drummer Mitchell Frazier,
Roundelay Noel, Hurry Home for Christmas and Old Saint
Nick Takes a Rocking Trip, with Kenneth Williams on the
electric guitar and once again, to the audience's delight,
Mitchell Frazier on the drums.
— Julia Fulghum
Seventh Grade Chorus
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Junior Citizen Award
If you want to vote in Rosemont's presidential election, register
Rosemont's winners for the 1972/1973 Junior Citizen Award
were Ronnie Friedman and Lavern Williams. Ronnie went on
to win the city-wide competition and become the Junior Citizen
of Norfolk. The award is presented each year by the Optimist
Club of Norfolk. Mr. Vass was happy to congratulate each con-
Candy is Dandy
Where do I sign?
Rosemont's candy supply arrives by truck.
Sgt. Hall, U.S. Marine Corps, advises students on the benefits of
a Military career.
Homeroom with the highest sales has a party.
Rosemont Open House
On November 16, 1972, Rosemont Junior High School held its
annual open-house for parents. The evening opened with an
address by the Principal in the auditorium. At this time, Mr.
Vass answered many questions posed by parents, and outlined
the aims and problems of the school.
After visiting the various classrooms to talk with individual
teachers, many stopped by the gym to watch demonstrations by
the Drill Team and Majorettes.
Finally, the evening closed with refreshments served in the
cafeteria by students and teachers.
The following is a list of Rosemont Panther Sponsers:
Mrs. Delores Upshaw
Mr. and Mrs. F.W. McCoy, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. D.O. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Yockey
Mrs. J.K. McLawhorn, Jr.
Mrs. and Mr. Howard Larsen
Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. DeLumpa
Mrs. Maltie Blaunt
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Hopkins
Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Milville, III
Mr. and Mrs Leonard H. Greenwood
Mr. J.M. Whaley
Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Lee
Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Brezina
Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Gofus, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Boughey
Mrs. Margaret P. May
Mr. Holland Ellis
Mrs. Jerry Gardner
Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Luhring
Mr. and Mrs. Monte Rosenberg
Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Simpson
Mason T. Edwards
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Cramer
Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Wright
Mrs. R.C. Dechert
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Adler
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goodove
Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. West
Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Lee, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John Chappell
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wedeman
Velva L. McCarty
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Opfar, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Slone
Mr. and Mrs. Jon W. Dahlin
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Castillo
Mr. and Mrs. S. Ray Mattesheard
Sandra B. Keene
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Goggin
Panther Drill Team
First row, left to right: Carolyn Stricklin, Kathy Flagg, Mary Honious, Marian Canoles, Jan Dunning, Kelly Royall, Mary Fields,
Denise Weston. Second row: Brenda Parker, Esther Robinson, Maria Jackson, Marcella May, Sheryl Colyer, Laura Vanderploeg,
Irene Ciddings, Virginia Szczepaniak, Sherry Brickey, Sandra Strom. Third row: Valerie Bratton, Eva Castillo, Pam James, Linda
Coleman, Mona Hansley, Lasinda Greenwood, Liza DeLumpa, Judy Billups, Sheila Fulford, Daphne Jones.
Kneeling: Audrey Johnson, Head Majorette. Second row, left to right: Carolyn
Thompson, Pam Simpson, Tammy Yohe, Carolyn Gardner, Karen Buckv. alter. Patti
Fluche. Rear: Sherrie Brown, Yolanda Featherston, Theresa Davis.
Mr. and Miss Rosemont Dance
Mr. and Miss Rosemont
Mr. and Miss Rosemont: Phyllis Alston and Buddy Umstot.
Left: Mr. Ellis tabulates results of the contest to determine the
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In fearless youth the towering hill we've tried,
Mount o'er the crest and seem to tread the sky.
Eternal snows appear already past,
And these first clouds and mountains seem our last.
But these attained we'll tremble to survey
The growing labors of our lengthened way.
The future meets our bright and wandering eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills and Alps and Alps arise!
Ad. — Alexander Pope